Pope Francis has been credited with performing a miracle in Naples on Saturday by the Archbishop of Naples, Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe.
During a visit to Naples Cathedral, the pontiff venerated a vial of blood belonging to the Neapolitan patron St. Gennaro, who was once the bishop of Naples until he was martyred in 305, and it began to liquify. The dry blood turned to liquid after the pontiff prayed the "Our Father" over it and kissed the relic, prompting the Archbishop of Naples, Crescenzio Sepe, to declare the rare phenomenon a miracle.
Atheist author Richard Dawkins has been placed on Block Bot, a program that hides people on Twitter deemed to be offensive or abusive. Dawkins, who has been accused by users of being racist and a "rape-apologist," said that he objects to being libelled.
"I have no objection to being blocked. Please block me if you wish. What I object to is being libelled, and linked with spammers and harassers," Dawkins wrote on Twitter in response.
The Church of England is set to invest £700,000 in a new program that aims to promote greater engagement between Christian leaders and the scientific community.
The creation of the initiative, which will be part of a three-year Durham University program, was announced during British Science Week, a 10-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and math that concludes on March 22.
The program will offer trainee priests and others access to resources on contemporary science, and will also research attitudes toward science from church leaders. Durham University professor Rev. David Wilkinson spoke out about the divide between faith and science during a recent interview with The Christian Post. more >>
Tens of thousands of rock fans have signed a petition requesting organizers to remove Kanye West, who is scheduled to perform at the Glastonbury Music Festival in three months.
Nearly 60,000 music fans have petitioned to have Kanye West removed from the roster of performers who will headline the Glastonbury Music Festival in Somerset, England from June 24 to 28.
While the American hip hop artist is not known to endear himself to fans, he has apparently earned the ire of rock enthusiasts from "across the pond" after they lobbied for festival organizers to replace West's act from the lineup. more >>
Formula One champion Michael Schumacher's son Mick was involved in a high speed racecar accident in Germany last weekend.
Mick Schumacher got into a 100mph crash during a practice run at the Lausitzring track in Brandenburg, Germany the previous weekend. The younger Schumacher, 15, had started earlier joined the Van Amersfoort F4 Racing when the accident occurred a few days after. The racecar he was test driving skidded out of control while on the track, causing it to tailspin into the gravel alongside the road.
German publication, Die Welt reported Schumacher was uninjured after the crash. more >>
The latest resurrection of The Pirate Bay has successfully thwarted global efforts at ISP-level site blocking and other threats, giving users an easier downloading process from the site.
After its most recent resurgence following its December 2014 raid and shutdown by Swedish police, BitTorrent site, The Pirate Bay has come back stronger than ever, resisting site blocks from ISPs and circumventing DDos attacks and other shut down measures.
After the raid last year that put the site effectively offline and resulted in the arrest of a crew member, TPB rose from the ashes with a phoenix logo on its domain in Jan. 31 this year. The new site has effectively skirted threats to its current existence on the web by recruiting a middleman company to sift through the enormous amounts of traffic to thepiratebay.se. more >>